Welcome to "Mike's Memo," an update on what's
happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress
of my legislative priorities. If you haven't done so already, please take a few
moments to visit my website at
www.senatorfolmer.com to learn more about issues that may affect you and
Week of December 5, 2016
Dec. 5 – Dec. 9 Dauphin County PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule
Mon. 12/5 – Thurs. 12/8: SR 0083, 13th St. at Bass Pro Bridge, Swatara Twp. –
Bridge Inspection Safety Setup – Lane Closure
Tues. 12/6: SR 3001, Eisenhower Blvd., Swatara Township – Traffic Control for
Bridge Inspection – Lane Closure
The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions, emergencies or
other unforeseen interruptions. Road concerns can be called into
1-800-FIX-ROAD. If calling after hours, please leave a name and phone number.
“Matt” Ruhl of Lebanon Harvests 662-Pound Bear in Potter County
Congratulations to Grant “Matt” Ruhl, of Lebanon, on getting a 662-pound male
black bear on November 21 in Potter County, the third largest in PA during the
first three days of the season. More can be found in
this Lebanon Daily News article. According to the
PA Game Commission, the total bear population and size of bear harvests have
been increasing in recent years, with 2,308 bears taken during the first three
days of this year’s bear season, including seven in Lebanon County. The top 10
bears all weighed at least 616 pounds.
Secretary Richards Honored with Stevie Awards for Women in Business
Secretary Leslie S. Richards recently received the Gold
Stevie Award for Women in Business in the categories of Female Innovator of
the Year and Female Executive of the Year – Government or Non-Profit with more
than 2,500 employees. Congratulations!
Applications Open for Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence
PA Department of Environmental Protection is seeking applications for the
Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence to recognize Pennsylvania’s
environmental stewards. The award is open to all individuals, whether a project
leader or participant, and to all nonprofits, businesses, farms, government
agencies and educational institutions, for projects completed between August 1,
2015 and July 31, 2016. Applications must be emailed to
RA-EPgovenviroawards@pa.gov by 5:00 p.m. on January 3, 2017.
Accepting Applications for PA State Clean Diesel Grant Program
PA Department of Environmental Protection is also accepting applications now
through December 28 for the
Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program. The goal of the grant
program is to improve PA’s air quality by decreasing emissions from
diesel-powered vehicles and equipment. The grant guidelines and application can
be found here.
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